Feminist Wednesday blogger Erin Bagwell turns her passion for sharing women’s stories into film. See “Dream, Girl,” currently screening across the country and recently selected by Oprah to be part of her SuperSoul 100 roundup.
The question “Will I make it?” leads a first-generation American in her career aspirations and continues to drive her independent journey far away from her family.
While “Lean In” may have made the biggest splash in recent years, it joins a slew of other books and articles about how women can and should behave when trying to advance their careers.
I just got laid off from the job that robbed me of my remaining passion and creativity. In some ways, this is the most liberating period of my life. I’m now free from working countless hours on tasks that can only lead to burnout, pushing agendas I don’t personally believe in, slapping fake smiles across my face and pretending to drink the insane Kool-Aid overflowing in the startup world.
Over the years working in costume design, I ushered an actor through the Mississippi swamplands and was ushered through a Las Vegas casino via bodyguard.
I have not unseen what I saw in the homeless shelter: the papery faces of women undone by heroin, the babies born shaking from opiates.
For my mother and grandmother, going to work each day and coming home with a paycheck was not an option.
As a woman in the military, the most memorable moment from Leigh Tierney’s 21st birthday was lying in a puddle of mud and firing an M-16.
For women on Wall Street, success is all about taking opportunities when they come.
A recent Forbes article reported that two million Americans quit their jobs every month, mostly out of a sense of dissatisfaction and disempowerment.